A bit out of the ordinary (I am in between writing up some more Sync Framework articles) but a fellow student partner Mario from Linz has put together a series of screen casts to get you started on Visual Basic .NET. He covers the basics but also some of the new VB.net features. If you are interested and understand german, take a look at: http://www.vb-magazin.de/casts/video_index.aspx